Sounds of Brazil as Leeds children take over arena

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The sounds of Brazil were belted out by schoolchildren at a conference in Leeds.

More than 200 primary school children took part in Big Samba yesterday - an annual event launched in 2016 to tie in with the Rio Olympics.

200 primary school children from Leeds take to the stage at the FirstDirect Arena to perform Samba to an audience of over 3000 teachers.

200 primary school children from Leeds take to the stage at the FirstDirect Arena to perform Samba to an audience of over 3000 teachers.

Youngsters were given the chance to perform their Samba routines for an audience of more than 3,000 teachers. The Big Samba performance formed the closing ceremony for the first day of Teach First’s conference, held at Leeds’ First Direct Arena in the city centre. Guests included Couns Graham and Pat Latty, Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds.Coun Latty said: “It’s been a genuine privilege to see so many talented young people taking to the stage with so much confidence and putting on such an accomplished performance.” Big Samba is supported by Leeds Music Education Partnership, the city’s music education hub.